• (4.6) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $123,181$211,337
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 17
  • Engine: 563-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Our Take on the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Our Take

Mercedes re-enters the supercar market with the SLS AMG. The last time Mercedes swam in these waters, it partnered with the McLaren Formula One race team, but this car was designed completely in-house. Standout features include gull-wing doors and a 563-horsepower, 6.3-liter V-8 engine. Competito... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • Brand-new model
  • 47/53 front-to-rear weight distribution
  • 563-hp V-8
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission


Our Expert Reviews

More than just a return to a gull-wing design, the 2011 SLS AMG is the best-performing Mercedes ever made, despite some quirks that should be ironed out over time. The SLS AMG was inspired by the 1950s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gull-wing coupe and designed to go toe-to-toe with the best exotic sports cars in the world. With a price less than half that of Mercedes' previous supercar, the SLR McL... Read full review for the 2011 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

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Consumer Reviews


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by Carguy from Austin, TX on August 29, 2011

The car is much more than I expected: It is a formula race car with a license plate. I have had and continue to own a number of so called "super cars." The SLS is well beyond anything I have driven. T... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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